Saturday, April 29, 2017

Springfield Armory XD-E series

Springfield Armory came out with a single stack 9mm, hammer-fired pistol

It carries 8 rounds or 9 rounds with Mag X-Tension.

Price is $519

Magpul Hunter American stock

Magpul came out with stocks for Ruger American short action rifle. It's a drop-in stock. It comes with PMAG 5 7.62 AC

It will be on shelves in Fall.

Price: $299.95

Ruger Integrally Suppressed Barrel for 10/22 Takedown

Ruger came out with integrally suppressed barrel for 10/22 Takedown rifle. Silent-SR ISB supposedly can be as quiet as 113.2 dB with standard velocity ammunition. Barrel length is 16.12"

Price: $629 has some photos of internals

Glock's 2017 Summer Special

Glock announced 2017 Summer Special. The 17Gen4 and 19Gen4 will be available beginning in June and will offer enhanced features like front serrations, nights sights and an OD Green color option

Inforce APLc GLOCK

Inforce came out with compact version of their pistol light. Currently, it is only available for Glocks, but more offerings are in the future. Uses CR2 battery and has run time of 90 minutes.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Other pics from NRAAM has more pics from the NRA Annual meeting

Friday, April 28, 2017

Magpul GL Enhanced Magazine Well

Magpul is coming out with a mag well for Glock that is really competitively priced at $24.95. This mag well works with most aftermarket magazine floor plates and extensions.

Here are models available for different Glocks






Here is the Magpul's commercial

From: Magpul

Le Petit Protector Ring Pistol

There are some interesting designs of firearms and this ring is an example of one.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Brazilian Uru SMG

This is a very simple SMG made in Brazil and actually adopted by some agencies.

From: Forgotten Weapons

King Abdullah of Jordan taking a part in excercise

King Abdullah of Jordan, a graduate of Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, is shown in the video taking a part in a live fire excercise. The firearm seems to be a SIG MCX

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Lawsuit filed against CA AWB ban

NRA and CRPA(California Rifle and Pistol Association) filed a lawsuit challenging California's Assault Weapons Control Act (AWCA). This lawsuit is in response to law signed in by Governor Jerry Brown in 2016. It also challenges 4 other laws in California including 10 round ban.

Here is the filing provided by Michell & Associates

SIG Suppressors video

SIG goes over what is used in their suppressors

From: SIG Sauer

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

ATF clarifies stance on arm brace again

According to SB tactical, ATF announced clarification of the shouldering interpretation that was made in 2015.

SB Tactical makes the SIG Arm Brace and the letter covers what SB Tactical makes. At this point, it doesn't cover other companys' similar product.

Military Arms Channel discusses the issue

And you can read more from The Firearm Blog

From: Military Arms Channel, The Firearm Blog

Ahoy on P90

Ahoy made a video about FN P90

Ahoy has been making videos like this for some time. While there might be small inaccuracies, he makes generally good simple videos incorporating game scenes.

From: Ahoy

Used gun buying tips

Iraqveteran8888 shares some of advice you can use to get a good deal.

Just like cars, deals on used guns can be found. But the buyer has to look for it.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Monday, April 24, 2017

Remington RP9 torture test

MAC decided to restart the pistol turture test, starting with Remington RP9

From: Military Arms Channel

Lugers on RIA auction covers some of Lugers coming up for Auction in May.

There are quite a few interesting ones available. The lowest expected price is $900 but most are in several thousand dollar range.


German military looking for new service rifle?

The Firearm Blog reports that Polish gun magazine MilMag reported this news. Apparently, the requirements are,

Either in 5.56x45mm or 7.62x51mm caliber
Ambidestrous controls
Standard NATO rails
Two barrel lengths
No heavier than 3.6kg
15,000 barrel life, 30,000 firearm life

The speculation started when H&K 433 hit the news. Supposedly, the two contenders are H&K 433 and Steyr-Rheinmetall RS 556

The submissions are to be submitted by May 22, 2017. Selection will be in 2018, with production to run from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2026. The budget is 245 million Euros.

From: The Firearm Blog

Sunday, April 23, 2017

North Korean OICW/K11 update

According to South Korean military, they were aware of this system about 3 years ago and they believe it is an actual usable system. However, they think the optic on the top is not a fire control mechanism, but rather a simple laser designator. It most likely is a grenade launcher than a OCIW level weapon.

South Korean military also looked in to whether their K11 information was leaked, but did not find any evidence of such.

Carl Gustav m/42

This is a recoiless rifle made to deal with tanks, although their utility would have been very limited.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Dragunov variations

Ian shows us SVD Dragunov and its variations on RIA auction. The auction features
Military SVD, Izhmash Tiger and Chinese NDM-86.

Interestingly, Iraqveteran8888 had a fun day on range with his Romanian PSL which is not a variant of Dragunov, but looks very similar

From: Forgotten Weapons, Iraqveteren8888

Kalashnikov KSZ-223 pump action rifle

Kalashnikov has been looking in to competition rifles and this seems to be one of their new product. Their is no conclusive date on when mass production will begin as the video states it will consider after World Rifle Championship

Here is the article from The Firearm Blog

From: The Firearm Blog

Friday, April 21, 2017

AR-15 full auto meltdown

The season for testing guns with full-auto is now upon us again and MrGunsnGear takes a slightly different path by testing chrome lined barrel and nitride treated barrel.

Chrome lined

Nitride treated barrel

Edit: Closing thoughts

And Iraqvetran8888 decided to take another turn and try out the test with CMMG 22 lr

From: MrGunsnGear, Iraqveteran8888

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Ljutic Space Gun

Here is a firearm that is really out of this world. It has some interesting features fit for its use.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Beretta APX

MrGunsnGear reviews this pistol.

You can see the inner design from his B channel

From: MrGunsnGear

Bern Prototype Carbine

This is an interesting carbine using experimental Swiss 7.65x27mm that has semi-auto action working with tubular magazine.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Beginner's guide to M-LOK

For those who want to know about M-LOK, Mil-spec monkey has a video for you

From: Mil-spec Monkey

Monday, April 17, 2017

Russian Terminator FEDOR

Russians are trying to let AI learn how to do various things including shooting.

Guns of Vatican's Swiss guard

While the subject has been discussed various times over years, in observance of Easter, brought back the photos of their armory showing various guns used over years


FN 509

This is the improved version of pistol FN submitted for MHS trial. The internals are very similar to FNS.

According to the brochure, it takes in 17 rounds for full-size, 10 rounds for compact.

Barrel length is 4 inches, and MSRP is $649

Vickers Tactical

Practically Tactical

From: The Firearm Blog, Vickers Tactical, Practically Tactical

Origins of the EDC X9

Mike Seeklander and Bill Wilson go over what went in to building the new pistol from Wilsom Combat, EDC X9

The gun goes for about $2900.

From: Wilson Combat

Sunday, April 16, 2017

North Korean OCIW? K11?

This new photo from the recent North Korean parade shows something that looks like North Korea's version of OICW.
Interestingly it has similar look as South Korea's K11. South Korea. Grenades are fed from rear of grip using bolt action.

The rifle part seems like Type 88.

It is unclear if this is actually a usable model or just a mock up.

Edit: More high res close-up photo.

M16 magazine's history

Chris Bartocci goes over how M16 magazine changed over the years. The newest interation has new lip and design as well.

From: Chris Bartocci

AR-15 Full-Auto Meltdown

MrGunsnGear decided to do his own version of full-auto melt down test. He used some Geissele parts as well and managed to shoot 1075 rounds.

From: MrGunsnGear

Barley candy slug

TAOFLEDERMAUS got some interesting candy from a candy connoseuir made with barley and sugar


Saturday, April 15, 2017

M3 and M3A1 Grease Gun

Ian looks at the famous Grease Guns

From: Forgotten Weapons

North Korean helical AK magazine

There was a photo from years ago with some North Korean guards carrying AKs with helical magazine. North Korea just had a parade and it was prominently featured in the parade, carried by special forces.

Edit: Some more photos

 Seems like the helical magazine is wired to the barrel. You can also see Baekdoosan pistol(CZ 75 copy) in the chest holster. Holster seems to be made of some hardened material, possibly a Bakelite.

Edit: Upon closer inspection, it looks like leather holster.


This is a 9mm pistol with integrated suppressor. It is used for veterinary purpose. You can see some heritage from Welrods

From: B&T

Patents incorrectly attributed to Mauser

The Firearm Blog goes over inventions that are incorrectly attributed to Mauser

Short list:
Charger loading
Rimless ammunition
Controlled feed
Gas system
Double opposed forward locking lugs

From: The Firearm Blog

Friday, April 14, 2017


MAC visits Leupold and goes over history some of its latest products

There are some interesting technical difficulties a scope is subjected to.

From: Military Arms Channel

High Speed Gear's Laser Slotted Belt

Soldier Systems Daily has photos of the new belt from the High Speed Gear

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Pat Mac's new drill

Pat McNamara shows Waypoint Shooting infused with his twist.

From: Pat Mac

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Devel S&W 59

Ian shows this conversion pistol that had some interesting features. Some of the features survived and it is a nice snap shot of the time

From: Forgotten Weapons

Q's Honey Badger pre-order

Q is offering Honey Badger pre-order. Price is $1,899.


3 models are
16" 5.56
16" 300BLK
7" SBR 300BLK

For $2499, purchaser can get 7" SBR in 300BLK with Honey Badger Silencer(not sold separately)

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Internals of AN-94

Ian got chance to look at the details of AN-94 internals

The mechanism is really complicated compared to other contemporary firearms.

The actual shooting can be seen from LAV's visit to Russia

From: The Forgotten Weapons, Vickers Tactical

US Secret Service looking for a new carbine

Soldier Systems Daily is reporting that US Secret Service posted a pre-soliticiation for a new rifle. It will be a 5 year contract.

Some interesting points
-Magpul PMAG only
-Testing will be done with Mechanix Wear Vent gloves
-Minimum barrel service life should be 15,000 rounds

You can read more from

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Monday, April 10, 2017

IAR trial part 2

joglee from posted second part of IAR test done in 2009. This eventually lead to USMC adopting H&K's proposal. The new documents are the last two images in the first post.

Take a look at the Estimated Barrel Life


Bushmaster ACR

MrGunsnGear looks at the rifle that brought a big enthusiasm when it appeared.

The rifle eventually ended up going to Bushmaster as Magpul decided to focus on their core product instead of making firearms. This was seen as a good move until Freedom Group/Cerebus investment bought up Bushmaster.

From: MrGunsnGear

Sunday, April 9, 2017

CZ ZK-420S

This rifle saw rebirth after the WW2 with improvements coming from various firearms.

From: Forgotten Weapons

SKS mud test

InRange TV decided to test SKS.

From: InRange TV

Pmag 10 year anniversary T-shirt

Magpul released the 10 year anniversary t-shirt.

Price: $23.95

Youtube and gun videos

The most recent talk of firearms community not related to firearms is Youtube putting Restricted label on gun related videos. This was a part of change implemented by Youtube over monetization policy. Now, any channel that wants to monetize needs to get 10,000 views total before doing so.

Along with that came the labeling. Youtube (owned by Google, which owns Blogger which this blog is running on) decided to unilaterally cover anything remotely considered controversial as Restricted. The word is that gun related videos are not the only one impacted by this decision.

This is not the first time Youtube decided to put restriction on gun related video. Hickok45 had his account shutdown twice for some reason. Royal Nonesuch lost his monetization after South Korea government complained that his DIY gun building video contributed to a lunatic building one and killing a police officer.

So what can be done?

Saturday, April 8, 2017

SVW45 P38 Pistol

LAV shows this end-of-war production pistol that had a great influence later.

From: Vickers Tactical

Vickers Tactical Grip Plug for Glock Gen4

Vickers Tactical released Grip Plug for Gen4 Glocks. Unlike Gen3 versions, the Gen 4 versions have detachable tool part. There are 2 tools and a base. One tool is for those who use backstrap, the other for those who don't.

Price: $17.95

CMP getting more M1 Garands

CMP announced that 86,000 M1 Garands are returning from Phillipines. It is unclear when they will be available at the CMP store, but it is a good news.

From: The Firearm Blog

Remington makes profit in 2016

Remington Outdoor Company made $18.9 million in profit for 2016. This is a turn around from 2015's #135.2 million loss.

You can read more about the fiscal status from


Friday, April 7, 2017

High Standard T3 Prototype

This pistol was intended for 1947 US Army Corps(US Air Force was part of Army back then) survival as well as issue pistol.

You can see some similar features of modern semi-auto pistols

From: Forgotten Weapons

2016 was the best selling year looked at numbers from NICS check and with 27.4 million checks, it is very likely the best selling year. Of course some checks are not sales related, but with increasing number of checks, it is reasonable to assume the number of sales increase as well.

Here is the full article


Thursday, April 6, 2017

US Army looking for Intermediate caliber cartridge

Soldier Systems Daily posted that US Army is in early stages of looking for an intermediate caliber(.260, .264 USA and .277 USA) for general issue. Nothing is set in stone and even if the adoption happens it could be decades away.

In the meantime, an option is to use 7.62mm/.308 WIN, which are plenty in inventory.

There is more to this than just the ammo and firearm, so read the article to get a good feel for complexity this change could bring

You can also read commentary from The Firearm Blog

From: Soldier Systems Daily, The Firearm Blog

North Dakota passes Constitutional carry

North Dakota passed the constitutional carry law. As long as a person holds North Dakota drivers license or ID card for over a year and be eligible for Class 2 firearms license

You can read more from The Firearm Blog

From: The Firearm Blog

White Experimental .38 Caliber Automatic Pistols

This was the predecessor to the White-Merrill 1907 pistol that entered 1907 US Army pistol competition

From: Forgotten Weapons

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Grey Ghost Precision Glock Slides

Soldier Systems Daily gives us a sneak peek of the new slide design from Grey Ghost Precision.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Arsenal SLR 107-11

MAC goes over this rifle made by Arsenal.

From: Military Arms Channel

French RSC 1917 Semiauto WW1 Rifle

This semi-auto rifle actually saw some field time unlike some other models that didn't get chance to do so.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Mitigating recoil

Frank Proctor gives tips on how to control recoil

From: Trigger Time TV

Arsenal SLR-106FR

MrGunsnGear looks at the Bulgarian AK's accuracy. It is chambered from 5.56 NATO

From: MrGunsnGear

Monday, April 3, 2017

Subgun Sling Assist Method

Travis Haley shows how to utilize sling as a way to stabilize subguns. This method went away as various stocks were made, but cam still be used.

From: Haley Strategic

SureFire Field Notes

SureFire uploaded the 9th episode of their series. This time it is with Robert Vogel on trigger control

From: SureFire

DIY Low Profile Gas Block

Chad goes over how to make a low profile gas block by cutting off the standard gas block.

Probably better to just buy a new one.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Trejo Model 1 Machine Pistol

This is a rare machine pistol from Mexico that unfortunately got canned due to changing law

From: Forgotten Weapons

Quad loading

Taran Butler uploaded a video showing how Brian Nelson loads 4 shells in his shotgun.

From: Taran Tactical

Glock ads

Glock put out two ads aimed at female demographics

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Gould Brothers Turkey Hunting Practice

Gould Brothers decided to take sibling rivalry in to another competition, this time, with Turkey shooting. For baloon shooting, start at 1:32. For RC Turkey action, 2:18

From: Gould Brothers

Shooting NERF beyond speed of sound

Giaco Whatever decided to see if he can shoot NERF darts past the speed of sound.

According to the calculation, it managed to fly at Mach 2.

From: Giaco Whatever

Friday, March 31, 2017

USSOCOM goes with M-LOK

Soldier Systems Daily got the report of study by NSWC-Crane regarding the various modular rail systems. It basically states that M-LOK outperformed other modular rail system, sometimes by a wide margin.

The test was done for repeatability, endurance, rough handling, drop testing, and static failure load.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

1907 White-Merrill .45 Pistol

This was one of competitors in US Army's 1907 handgun trial. This didn't do well despite in interesting mechanism to rack the slide with one hand

From: Forgotten Weapons

YHM Turbo 5.56 Silencer

Yankee Hill Machine is getting in to suppressor business and here is their offering

From: Military Arms Channel

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Mossberg Shockwave overview by Clint Smith

Thunder Ranch's Clint Smith looks at Mossberg Shockwave shotgun. It is a small shotgun that doesn't require tax stamps

Clint Smith shares some tips on how to use it as well as some tips applicable to any shotgun use.

From: Thunder Ranch

M1915 Howell Automatic Rifle Enfield Conversion

There were several attempts to get a semiauto rifle during WW2 and this was a conversion kit for Enfield

Unfortunately it was not reliable enough.

From: Forgotten Weapons

6 suppressors combined for .308

Rebel Silencers decided to see what happens when you have 6 suppressors connected together.

The loudness goes down to 125 decibels at the shooter's ear.

From: Rebel Suppressors

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Christensen Arms CA-15 and CA-10 Gen 2

Christensen Arms is offering these rifles with either stainless steel or carbon fiber barrels.

CA-15 shoots .223 Wylde, CA-10 shoots .308 win or 6.5 Creedmoor.



$1749(stainless barrel) or $2295(carbon fiber barrel) for CA-15 G2,
$2595(stainless barrel) or $2995(carbon fiber barrel) for CA-10 G2

From: Christen Arms via Soldier Systems Daily

Surefire X400V

MrGunsnGear looks at this NV capable light

From: MrGunsnGear

Hans Larsen's Falling Block rifle

This rifle was designed by Norweigian designer Hans Larsen who was also an accomplished shooter. It uses unique action.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

EOTech class action lawsuit claim form

L-3 Communications was sued for EOTech problems and Andrew Tyler decided to bring a class action lawsuit instead of utilizing the refund program. The lawsuit resulted in a propsed settlement.

Those who already got the refund from EOTech may be entitled to a $22.50 voucher towards the purchase of a new EOTech product.

Those who submitted theirs for refund but has not received a refund gets the purchase price up to the MSRP, plus shipping, $22.50 voucher like above

Those who wants to keep their EOTech will get $25-50 cash benefit or a $100 voucher for EOTech product.

You can read more from the website


The American 180 .22LR Submachine Gun

This is a .22 lr that was marketed as a safer choice for preventing over-penetration.

From: Forgotten Weapons

PE-10 pistol

Russian company Souz TM/STM Arms came out with a competition focussed pistol that looks very similar to CZ 75 series. In fact, it uses CZ 75 TS magazines. It chambers .40 S&W and has 17 round capacity.

More on The Firearm Blog

Saturday, March 25, 2017

X95 Tavor mud test

InRangeTV conducted their Mud Test with X95 Tavor.

They actually made an AAR for this gun on how they cleaned it and why it didn't work so well

 From: InRange TV

Australian Prototype Jungle Carbine Enfields

Canadians weren't the only group interested in lighter Enfields and Aussies worked on their own versions.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Friday, March 24, 2017

Laos's shooting range

April 5 ISR seems to have an interesting business model.

From: Kevin Chau

The Two Fairies

Clint Smith of Thunder Ranch talks about importance of accuracy over speed.

Warning: Some strong language

From: Thunder Ranch

Thursday, March 23, 2017

SG 751P Sapr Precision Rifle

LAV goes over this 7.62 rifle that is coming in at limited numbers

From: Vickers Tactical

.45 caliber Knoble Pistol

This was one of candidates submitted for 1907 pistol trials. It didn't make it to live fire part of evaluation.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Canadian Experimental Lightweight No.4 Enfield

Canadians experimented with ways to lighten the issued rifle of the time. According to the description, effort managed to reduce weight by 25%, but could have experienced problems on the field.

From: Forgotten Weapons

ATF decides Dead Air Wipes as silencer parts

ATF decided that Dead Air Armament's wipes in Ghost M silencer is considered as a silencer. In the past, ATF determined that disposable materials are not, allowing suppressor owners to dispose such parts.

You can read more from

From: The Firearm Blog

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Walther CCP recall

Walther is recalling CCP due to potential of dropped pistol discharging.

Recall Website:

Walther expects 3 week turn around time.

You can also contact by phone at 1-866-503-3389, by email at or by mail at

Walther Arms, Inc.,
7700 Chad Colley Boulevard,
Fort Smith, AR  72916.

Italian BM-59

Iraqveteran8888 looks at the enhanced version of M14 by Italians.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Monday, March 20, 2017


Forgotten Weapons goes over this legendary sniper rifle. This video also goes over some details that are not externally apparent.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Nerf John Wick

Corridor made a parody of the movie John Wick: Chapter Two.

This team also has some funny Nerf videos, one of which is linked at the end

From: Corridor

Infantry Automatic Rifle trial info

joglee on obtained some information regarding IAR trial through FOIA request.

The evaluation criteria and evaluation procedure was lined out and the result as well.

An interesting point shows up.

Class I and II failure numbers show that one of Colt actually did quite well, beating H&K's proposal. The best result was from Competitor F.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Polish Maroszek wz.38M

This unfortunate rifle didn't get to see the mass production due to WW2 and Nazi German invasion.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Lego Head ballsitics

TAOFLEDERMAUS decided to test LEGO head bullets as well, but with gun powders to propell the projectile at around 400fps


Saturday, March 18, 2017

British L129A1 Sharpshooter Rifle

Ian goes over the rifle chosen for UK forces to deal with longer range shooting. It's role is similar to that of M110 in US Army

It is interesting to hear that SCAR-H's lesser weight worked against it.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Primary Arms 1-6x Gen 3 Scope With ACSS Reticle

MrGunsnGear looks at this updated scope from Primary Arms.

From: MrGunsnGear

Friday, March 17, 2017

Making and Shooting a $1500 Gold Bullet

Cody's Lab decided to up the price of shooting substantially. Bullet for a 50 cal black powder rifle was cast.

From: Cody's Lab

Spanish police seize 10,000 firearms

Spanish National Police seized 10,000 rifles, machineguns that were once deactivated, but has been reactivated by criminals looking to sell them.

From: EUROPOLtube

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Point blank range and ballistic gel

GY6 looks at how a ballistic gel behaves when shot at point blank range. Human body could react slightly different from the gels.

Shot with major handgun calibers and rifle calibers

From: GY6

HK 416F video

France decided to issue HK 416F as their next rifle This video (in French) shows some of aspects

From: Armee de Terre

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

RAMBO: 3D-Printed Grenade Launcher

US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command researched on if a grenade launcher could be made using 3D printer.

In short, it was successful. Using Additive Manufacturing, barrel and receiver were made from Direct Metal Lasert Sintering process, while most of the other parts were made with 3D printers.

British SMGs of WW2

Brits made several SMGs for war and peace time. Sten and Sterling are the two famous ones, but Ian goes over others as well

From: Forgotten Weapons

Bullet casting

Iraqveteran8888 looks at steps needed for casting your own bullets. It's a bit long, but anyone who is interested in starting their own casting, it is worth it.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Colt 1908 Hammerless .380 Pocket Pistol

Colt made various pistols and a .380 acp pistol is no exception. Colt brought back the .380 pistol.

From: Military Arms Channel

Gander Mountain files for bankruptcy

The rumor is now confirmed with Gander Mountain filing for Chapter 11. Chapter 11 allows restructuring of debt, not liquidation of all assets.

It will close 32 of 162 stores. The link below has the map of stores that will close

From: USA Today

Russia to adopt AK-12 and AEK-971

The Firearm Blog is reporting that Russian military will get both instead of choosing between the two.

From: The Firearm Blog

Monday, March 13, 2017


BE Meyers is selling custom brick figures to raise funds for SOC-F charity. The figure has MAWL attacked MK18 and is fully decked.

Weapon Outfittes:


From: Soldier Systems Daily

Anschutz 160-year Anniversary Rifles

Precision rifle maker Anschutz is releasing 8 limited edition rifles in celebration of their 160 years.

From: The Firearm Blog

Sunday, March 12, 2017

BE Meyers MAWL

BE Meyers released their attachment system MAWL last year, and the commercia version(C1+) is now available. Priced at $2500, it is twice that of a competitor's but the design is probably in a class of its own.

TNVC has some

You can read more about MAWL from Soldier Systems Daily

and how engineers learned things they needed to know

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Peru's MGP-84 Mini SMG

The Firearm Blog has an article on this SMG that didn't see long use, but is interesting nonetheless.

From: The Firearm Blog

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Walther WA-2000

This unicorn of sniper rifle was legendary for decades. It's low production number added to the allure. These days, quite a few semi-auto rifles can outshoot this rifle.

You can see the stereotypical German over-engineering.

InRange TV decided to do a comparison with SVD clone

From: Forgotten Weapons, InRangeTV

DSA Voyager SA58 Voyager FAL

MrGunsnGear looks at the FAL from DSA

From: MrGusnGear

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Sosso 1941 Italian Prototype Pistol

Ian goes over this interesting prototype that used short recoil locking mechanism and an interesting magazine design(5:12)

From: Forgotten Weapons

Wilson Combat EDC X9

Wilson Combat is coming out with 9mm 1911s and LAV goes over some features

From: Vickers Tactical

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Pan lubing basics

Iraqveteran8888 looks at some of things you should know for lubing pan fo casting your own bullets

From: Iraqveteran8888

The Subgun Zero

Haley Strategic put up a good video on knowing your submachine gun zero. 9mm H&K MP5 was used.

From: Haley Strategic

Tyler Grey on advantages of night vision

Tyler Grey explains why it's a great idea to have night vision goggles.

From: Vickers Tactical

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Dangers of gun modification

Competition shooter Cameon Eisenzimmer made video of how a gun purchased from another competitor had modifications done which resulted in it going off without any human input

From: markpcolo

Spuhr G3 Stock

Soldier Systems Daily has the latest photo of the new stock for H&K G3 from Spuhr

It is now available in Germany

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Friday, March 3, 2017

SureFire Field Notes

Aaron Barruga discusses the things people should be aware of due to limits of range when training with white lights.

From: SureFire

Kim Rhodes wins again at ISSF World Cup India

Kim Rhodes World Cup stop in New Delhi, India. The skeet shoot implemented the new rule of progressive elimination Final. According to, Shooters

shoot in qualification rank order, with that ranking deciding any ties for third thru sixth place.

The new Skeet Final is now based on 10-target sequences with eliminations or medal decisions occurring after 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 targets. Rhode missed two targets out of her first 16 shots and then didn’t miss again for 33 consecutive targets to easily out-distance all her rivals, missing just four her 60 shots total.

You can read more from

From: Ammoland

Thursday, March 2, 2017

H&K coming up with new guns

H&K posted new pistol models based on VP9, known as SFP9 in EU. The line is now getting new trigger specification, push button magazine release, ambi safety lever.

SFP9 SK is the sub compact version and carries 10, 13, or 15 round capacity

SFP9 L is the Long Slide version

SFP9 OR is Optical Ready version.
It uses adapter plates for Docter Sight III, Insight MRDS, Meopta MeoSight III, Vortex Viper, Vortex Venom, Burris Fastfire 3, Trijicon RMR, C-More STS 2 and Leupold DeltaPoint Pro

H&K also unveiled HK 237 and HK 337 at Enforce Tac. HK337 uses .300 Blk/Whisper and is based on HK 416

From: Soldier Systems Daily, H&K

Trijicon ACOGs

Iraqveteran8888 goes over some Trijicon models. If you want to get introduced to various ACOGs, this video should do it.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

MAC 1950

This pistol was made after WW2 in France to become the new issue pistol.

Here is Ian shooting the pistol at a competition. It shows some operational difficulties when modern techniques are used.

From: Forgotten Weapons

TOZ-81 "Mars" Space revolver

After Soviet astronuats had to worry about survival until they were found, Soviets made this one-of-a-kind pistol. It was never used, but is a fun part of history, nonetheless.

From: The Firearm Blog

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mannlicher Model 1894 Pistols

Ian looks at various Mannlicher pistols

From: Forgotten Weapons

Bullet-proof origami ballistic shield

Bringham Young University's engineers came up with this deployable ballistic shield that is lighter and more space-efficient. Currently, it is rated for pistol rounds Level IIa. It will be interesting if they can increase the protection level, as shields ke this may have their use in certain situations.

Glock files petition regarding XM17 selection

Glock files protest to MHS selection. The case was filed on Feb 24th, and is open until June 5th, 2017, the last date the Army can respond

Rock Island Auction for May looks at some interesting Class III guns that will be on the auction block in May


Monday, February 27, 2017

Springfield Armory making 10mm pistols

On a video released Saturday, CEO Dennis Reese mentioned that Springfield Armory is working on 10mm pistols, one for TRP style 1911, and the other XDm


HM Gunworks interview part 3

This is the third part of interview with HMG. There are more talk regarding StG44

From: InRange TV

Maxim Silverman Model 1896 Automatic Pistol

Maxim's assistant Silverman came up with this pistol and Maxim later added his influence. While it may look like a Luger, it seems the influence was non existent.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Giant AK-47 made of wood

AK47 shooter decided to make a giant AK out of wood. This looks like something you'd see in military training to show how a gun works.
A post shared by Dennis Martin (@ak47shooter) on

He has been making some other ones including an AR and a 1911

From: AK47shooter via TFB

Saturday, February 25, 2017

ICE adopts SIG P320

Immigration & Customs Enforcement is going to adopt SIG P320

You can read more from The Firearm Blog

LEGO head for .40 S&W bullet

Some curious mind found out that LEGO head can work as .40 S&W bullet.

The Firearm Blog decided to run with the concept and test on their own

From: IMGUR, The Firearm Blog

SB Tactical's new Brace

SB Tactical came out with the new brace for AR pistols and now they have a new version coming out

From: Military Arms Channel

Friday, February 24, 2017


Ian goes over SIG PE-57.

and then  compared with H&K G3

From: Forgotten Weapons and InRange TV

Bravo Company SOPMOD MOD 0 AR-15 Gunfighter Stock

MrGunsnGear looks at the new butt stock from BCM

From: MrGunsnGear

New Hampshire becomes constitutional carry state

New Hampshire Governor signed the bill, making the state the 11th one getting rid of concleaed weapon permit. Anyone not prohibited by law can carry without a permit.

The Firearm Blog

Walther CCP and PPS review

Powerfactor show is back with a review of Walther CCP and PPS

From: Powerfactor Show

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Strauss with Glock

Vitaly Kryuchin now plays Johann Strauss I's Radetzky March using Glocks. The song was written to celebrate an Austrian victory against the Sardinians

Vitaly Kryuchin

Farquhar-Hill semi auto rifle

Ian goes over this rifle developed by British just before WW1 and missed its issuance as the war ended.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Monday, February 20, 2017

Shrek on reloading technique

John "Shrek" McPhee goes over details of magazine reloading technique.

From: Trigger Time TV

StG44 discussion Session 2

InRange TV uploaded the second part of their discussion with HM Gunworks on this reproduction

From: InRangeTV

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Smith & Wesson M&P 2.0

MAC got their chance to review this new pistol

From: Military Arms Channel

How Union Switch & Signal made 1911s

Periscope Film has a film from a long time ago when US&S made 1911s. This shows how the guns were made in that factory. Aside from Singers, US&S had the lowest number of production.

From: Periscope Film

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Some interesting equipment tests

US military is always testing some equipment and Soldier Systems Daily shows two recent ones.

T:Worx's I-Rail allows electrical power to be transfered from battery storage in buttstock to accessories in the front.

PM Soldier Weapons is working on BOSS(Ballistically Optimized Sniper Scope), an integrated fire control unit for sniper rifles.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Ruger GP100 .44 Special

Ruger recetly announced this caliber for their ever popular GP series. Hickok45 goes over it.

From: hickok45

Interview with Nightforce Optics

The Firearm Blog got a chance to interview the Nightforce's owner

From: The Firearm Blog

Friday, February 17, 2017

1911 press check tip

LAV shows the proper way to perform press check.

The old method mentioned can be seen in movie HEAT when Vicent Hannah was going after the confidential informant

Around 16 sec

Whitney-Beals Walking Beam Pocket Revolver

Ian shows this pistol with intereseing cocking mechanism

From: Forgotten Weapons

Cloning the M16A1 Family of Rifles

Chris Bartocci goes over what to pay attentions to when someone wants to clone M16A1

From: Chris Bartocci

Thursday, February 16, 2017

TNVC TAPS Pro Video Instructions

TNVC and Unity Tactical came up with this switch and here's is video installation guide.

From: TNVC via Soldier Systems Daily

Capable Citizen - U-Loop SOB B-Sling

This sling with made with inputs from John "Shrek" McPhee to be usable on various rifles. It uses Blue Force Gear's U-Loop for versatility. Price is $44.95


More from Soldier Systems Daily

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Norinco 84S AK

MAC opens up and shoots this Chinese rifle MAC has. This one is chambered for .223

You can check see a slight difference betwwen Chinese and Bulgarian magazine. Jump to 14:01

From: Military Arms Channel

Magpul founder/CEO Richard Fitzpatrick to retires

Magpul founder Richard Fitzpatrick is retiring from day-to-day operations but will stay on the Board of Directors. He came up with the idea for a device to assist magazine pull, hence the name 'Magpul'

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Ruger SR1911 Lightweight Commander 9mm

Iraqveteran8888 reviews this 1911 in 9mm.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Remington EtronX

This rifle was designed to take out the lock time and have a really light trigger.

Here's an article from Popular Mechanics in 2004

From: Forgotten Weapons

Wilcox Industries' FUSION SYSTEM

This is the system that was partially featured on Caracal display. It's triangular buttons make it easy to spot.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Guns from John Wick: Chapter 2

Mrgunsngear looks at firearms used in the new movie, John Wick: Chapter 2.

From: Mrgunsngear

Monday, February 13, 2017

HMG Q&A Session 1: StG44 reproduction & more

Ian and Karl talks with HM Gunworks's MAC regarding the upcoming StG44. The interview is 52 minutes long. If you look at description, you can see what questions were asked when.

From: InRange TV

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Radom Polish P64 9x18 Pistol

MAC goes over past military issue pistol of Polish military

From: Military Arms Channel

Schultz & Larsen RPLT-42

This rifle was made during WW2 for Danish police during its occupation by Germans

From: Forgotten Weapons

Saturday, February 11, 2017

USMC looks to acquire more M27 IAR

US Marines put out a RFI(Request For Information) for M27 IAR. USMC has been experimenting with M27 last year and this move seems to indicate having more of M27 available for infantry troops. It will not be enough for every single infantry, but could be replacing M249 or work as a DMR.

The RFI doesn't say H&K M27, but the requirement is that of the gun. Should any of other manufacturers meet the requirement, this could go in to an interesting direction.

You can read more from SSD

From: Soldier Systems Daily

How to remove a staked AR-15 Castle Nut

MrGunsnGear shows how to remove a staked castle nut.

This is a basic stuff, so people with more experience probably won't need to view this, but for rookies, it might be worthwhile.

From: MrGunsnGear

Friday, February 10, 2017

Sharps & Hankins Navy Model Carbine

Here's an interesting idea that really didn't pan out well in the long run. Cover barrel with leather to prevent rusting.

From: Forgotten Weapons

M&P 9mm 2.0

This time hickok45 shares his opinion of this firearm.

From: hickok45

Top 5 Most innovative rifles

Iraqveteran8888 looks at the rifles over the years that were game changers of its time starting around 1800s.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Ritter & Stark SX-1 Modular Tactical Rifle

This was one of quiet newcomer rifle at the SHOT


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

SureFire Notes - Scott Reitz

Scott Reitz shares his wisdom on use of light, especially on his Donga trail.

If you take class from ITTS, this part of class is definitely a great learning experience.

From: SureFire

Bushmaster Assault Rifle and Arm Pistol

More 80s guns from MAC. Some of these guns were forgotten in our minds.

From: Military Arms Channel

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

ATF looking at reducing regulations

Washington Post reported that Associate Deputy Director (Chief Operating Officer) Ronald B. Turk authored a white paper recommending changes and reduction of firearm regulations.

Here's the list or recommendations compiled by JF, via Soldier Systems Daily

1. New Federal Firearms Licensees (FFL) Dealing Exclusively at Gun Shows (or internet)
2. Creating a better process to approve pending requests for AP Ammo from manufacturers
3. Importing Surplus Firearms from Foreign Countries
4. Variances for SOTs to transfer Post-1986 machine guns without Demo Letters
5. Stabilizing Brace, creating a more consistent ruling
6. Commission a study on “Sporting Purposes” to comply with modern needs
7. Create a database of previous ATF rulings
8. “Legalizing” Silencers, citing expense of regulation. Change definition on “Silencer Parts”
9. Interstate Sale of Firearms at Gun shows
10. Destructive Devices, distinguishing between launcher and munitions
11 & 12. Demand letters to FFLs involving guns used in crimes
13. Changing requirement of FFL recording keeping from 20 years to indefinite
14. Allowing greater use of NICS by FFLs
15. Requiring ATF director to be confirmed by Senate
16. Reviewing a long list of Regs for Removal/Amendment

You can see the PDF file from SSD article

Magazine limit for Carry Optics division changed

USPSA is moving to eliminate 10 round limit for Carry Optics division.  (Page 3)

This is going to be interesting as the difference between CO guns and Open guns are very little now.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Swift Model B training rifle

This was intended for training, but really didn't add much value to training

From: Forgotten Weapons

Flint River Armory CSA45

Iraqveteran8888 looks at this PCC

From: Iraqveteran8888

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Saturday, February 4, 2017


LAV shows us this rifle that is now going to be retiring from the front line.

From: Vickers Tactical

1891 and 1909 Peruvian Mausers

Here's an interesting piece of history from South America from the turn of 20th century

From: Forgotten Weapons

Friday, February 3, 2017

Shooter's Corner: Barricades

Fort Benning's Benning TV uploaded a tip on how to use barricades to shoot better

This video was uploaded a year ago, but has more rudimentary info

From: Benning TV

Magpul PMAG Timeline

Magpul released digital version of the PMAG Timeline that was displayed at SHOT Show.


From: Soldier Systems Daily

6.5 Creedmoor reloading data from Sierra Bullets

Sierra Bullets released data for 6.5 Creedmoor ammunition

From: Sierra Bullets via The Firearm Blog

Thursday, February 2, 2017

New H&K 433 rifle

Soldier Systems Daily just posted photo of the new H&K 433 rifle. It is not based off of AR, but a mix of AR and G36 according to the original source.

There is no buffer tube, but it has easily interchangeable barrel. Selector switch can be set up as 45/90 or 90/180 degrees. The safety can be engaged at any time.

It is expected to debut at IWA soon

narphenal from posted these two photos

Edit: English brochure can be found here

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Remington RP9 Part II

MAC decided to test another one using a mix of ammunition from Remington as well as his own.

Short summary - it seems like the first one was problematic, but the second one isn't. But the gun is not fully ambidexstrous, and has some problems with magazine design

From: Military Arms Channel